SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Comic-Con@home is back with another virtual summer at the convention! Virtual panels started Thursday afternoon, with the event officially kicking off Friday, July 23-25, 2021.
Some of Thursday's events included "Teaching and Learning with Comics," "The Science of Art," and "Graphic Novels are the New Textbooks." On Friday, there will be panels from Star Wars, Marvel Comics and DC Comics.
"We'll have a masquerade, some interactive stuff to do, it'll be a lot of fun," said David Glanzer, Comic-Con spokesman.
Earlier this year, organizers had to cancel its in-person spring 2021 show due to concerns for public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Typically this weekend, superheroes and supervillains, all in elaborate costumes and ready to party would hit downtown San Diego. Comic-Con has grown from just a few guys in a basement... into an event that draws over 100,000 attendees from all over the world.
This year the SDCC will present a three-day in-person convention in San Diego in November. The organization said they are still working on specific details in regards to attendance capacity, badge cost, and related information. "
"I think a lot of people were sad. We were sad," said Glanzer. "[For the] first time in [our] 50-year history we couldn't gather in person. I think we've pivoted the best we can."
Individuals who have purchased badges that were rolled over to the 2021 show will have those badges automatically transferred to the 2022 event unless a refund is requested.
The organization released the following statement on its website.
"This fall we’re planning a smaller, supplemental event we’re calling Comic-Con Special Edition, taking place on November 26-28, 2021. It is our hope that by that point, conditions will permit in-person public gatherings of this kind. As details are still being finalized, badge cost, attendance capacity, and related information will be forthcoming."
Below is a schedule that includes all of the virtual panels at Comic-Con@Home:
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